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Coachwork by Pininfarina
Ferrari’s 400i continued the marque’s long tradition of building fast, comfortable 2+2 grand tourers. The model evolved from the 365 GT4 2+2, which was introduced in 1972 and shared its basic engine architecture with the legendary 365 GTB/4 Daytona. The 400 GT was introduced in 1976, with an increased displacement of 4.8 liters. For 1979, the model was equipped with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and became the 400i.
This outstanding example was purchased by the consignor – a noted Ferrari collector who has owned some of the marque’s most important and valuable models – in 1985, when it was just a year old. A desirable late-production, Europeanspecification example with a manual gearbox, this 400i is also finished in the beautiful and unusual color of Bruno Acajou (Brown Mahogany). Showing 75,250 km when catalogued, the consignor notes that it remains in highly original condition. A record of the consignor’s maintenance expenses totals over $40,000 from 1995 to 2018, with Symbolic International and Italian car specialist Bobileff Motorcar Company, both of San Diego, performing over $1 1,000 worth of mechanical work to the car in 2017 and 2018.
Offered here is an exceptional 400i that benefits from the care of the current and knowledgeable owner for nearly its entire life. It is rare to find these cars in an appealing condition and specification, and for collectors who have been searching for such an example, this is a rare opportunity indeed.